06546016 is referenced by 102 patents.

A sysyem architecture for bypassing a local exchange carrier comprises an intelligent terminal, a residential gateway coupled to the terminal, a cable facility management platform terminating a twisted pair or coaxial cable facility and a network service platform. The twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled intelligent terminal or set-top device provides a plurality of enhanced services. One necessary service is lifeline service which may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway, over the twisted pair facility or via wirelss means. The integrated residence gateway is coupled to either or both of the coaxial cable or twisted pair and distributes the bandwidth facilities available over either service vehicle to customer devices including the set top box.

Title
Coaxial cable/twisted pair cable telecommunications network architecture
Application Number
9/224283
Publication Number
6546016 (B1)
Application Date
December 31, 1998
Publication Date
April 8, 2003
Inventor
Hopeton S Walker
Haledon
NJ, US
Philip Andrew Treventi
Murray Hill
NJ, US
Thomas Oplinger
Morristown
NJ, US
Jeffrey S Martin
Dover
NJ, US
Irwin Gerszberg
Kendall park
NJ, US
Agent
Banner & Witcoff
US
Assignee
AT&T
NY, US
IPC
H04L 12/28
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